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An A-Z of our postgraduate degrees

Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Art History

This Diploma has been designed as a conversion programme for graduates of other disciplines who wish to carry out research at higher levels in the fields of modern and contemporary art history and visual cultures.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Visual Cultures

Graduate Diploma in Creative & Cultural Industries

This Pre-Masters programme is aimed at postgraduate students who are considering undertaking an MA in subjects related to the cultural and creative industries, but need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English.

  • English Language Centre

Graduate Diploma in Design

This Pre-Masters programme is aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English and to undertake preliminary study in the area of design they would like to study at MA level.

  • Design

Graduate Diploma in Media, Culture & Social Sciences

This Diploma is a Pre-Masters programme aimed at postgraduate students who are looking to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English and study some background theory in these subject areas.

  • English Language Centre

Graduate Diploma in Music

This Diploma is a Pre-Masters programme aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English, to develop additional music skills (theoretical or practical).

  • Music

MA in Anthropology & Cultural Politics

The MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics is an interdisciplinary programme in anthropology, directed at students from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social and political sciences, artists, and professionals in the media and cultural sectors.

  • Anthropology

MA in Applied Anthropology & Community & Youth Work

Professionally validated by the National Youth Agency, this programme brings together community development and youth work practice with the research methods and theoretical preoccupations of anthropology.

  • Anthropology

MA in Applied Anthropology & Community Arts

Taught jointly by the Departments of Anthropology and Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, this MA offers a stimulating synthesis of theory and practice. In short, it is at the heart of what Goldsmiths is all about.

  • Body & Society, Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Applied Anthropology & Community Development

This is a pathway of the MA in Applied Anthropology & Community and Youth Work, aimed both at international applicants who may not need a British National Youth Agency qualification and those who want to become specialists in community development.

  • Anthropology

MA in Art & Politics

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics.

  • Curating & the Arts, Politics and International Relations

MA in Art Psychotherapy

This programme will provide you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of art psychotherapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work.

  • Curating & the Arts, Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Artist Teachers & Contemporary Practices

This Masters gives artists, practitioners, teachers and educators, in informal and formal learning environments, the opportunity to extend, enrich and consolidate the overlapping practices and theories of contemporary art and learning and teaching through individual and collaborative research.

  • Educational Studies

MA Artists’ Film

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds.

  • Art

MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy

This programme offers you the chance to engage with the key issues in the formulation of arts and cultural policy and the administration of the arts, in particular those relating to the performing arts.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway

This programme builds on London's position as one of the most important musical centres in the world, with a diverse range of concert halls, theatres, cultural institutions and arts events that reflect its cosmopolitan and multicultural society.

  • Music

MA in Black British Writing

This new and unique Masters importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA in Brands, Communication & Culture

This exciting degree offers you the opportunity to study one of the major areas in contemporary media and communications – branding. 

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Children's Literature

This exciting new programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (e.g. as a teacher or librarian), publishing or children's media. It's also aimed at authors who want to create texts for children.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Children's Literature: Children's Illustration

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration and gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Cities & Society

This programme brings together social analysis, design, activism, and inventive research methods in a critical engagement with various dimensions of urban work – from planning, policy making, research, cultural intervention, to the management of social programmes and institutions.

  • Urban, Sociology

MA in Comparative Literary Studies

This exciting, intellectually rigorous programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in Modern Literary Theory

This pathway of the MA in Comparative Literary Studies enables you to study, principally through its core module Theories of Literature and Culture, a range of theoretical issues, currents and thinkers in literary and cultural theory from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Comparative Literary Studies: Pathway in Shakespeare: Early & Modern

This pathway of the MA in Comparative Literary Studies is ideal if you’re keen to study Shakespeare at an advanced level. Centred on Shakespeare and early modern literature and culture, you’ll also explore the reception and performance of Shakespeare in later times.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Computational Arts

Study a degree which develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. It provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing with contributions from the Centre for Cultural Studies.

  • Curating & the Arts, Digital, Computing

MA in Computer Games Art & Design

This MA responds to the pressing need for a high quality postgraduate degree serving the computer games and entertainment industries. The emphasis is on games design, art and animation, and will also develop the fundamentals of computer programming, entrepreneurship/business, and your own practice. You'll also be able to work with industry partners.

  • Curating & the Arts, Digital, Computing

MA in Contemporary Art Theory

The MA in Contemporary Art Theory is for those with a special interest in contemporary art, and an aptitude for theoretical work in the subject.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Visual Cultures

MA in Counselling

This programme is ideal if you wish to qualify and pursue a career as a professional counsellor. It's designed to enable you to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship

The MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship should be attractive if you either wish to develop a business arising from an existing creative practice or to understand how to create the infrastructure and environment for new creative businesses.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Creative & Life Writing

This programme is designed to meet the needs of committed students who are interested in exploring and exploiting their own possibilities as writers, and in critically examining their own writing. It is unique in combining creative and life writing in a stimulating and enriching programme.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Creative Writing and Education

This programme caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners, and is delivered in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Critical & Creative Analysis

Cultural processes are creative and dynamic, meaning that our analysis of them must be too. This programme emphasises the critical analysis of cultural processes from an advanced theoretical perspective and with an interdisciplinary outlook.

  • Sociology

MA in Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy

The MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the theory and practice of cultural policy, cultural relations, and cultural and public diplomacy.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Cultural Studies

This programme brings cultural studies into today's global age, offering both an integral grounding in critical thought and an active engagement with media, technology, aesthetics, and geopolitics in their contemporary and historical forms.

  • Centre for Cultural Studies

MA in Culture Industry

Our MA in Culture Industry will allow you to explore the interface between contemporary economics and culture, from the scale of a start-up or artwork to that of governmental policy, a city, or the global marketplace. 

  • Centre for Cultural Studies

MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

This programme provides you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of dance movement therapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work, and enables you to practise as a dance movement therapist.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Design: Expanded Practice

This is a radical post-disciplinary programme for practitioners who want to push the boundaries of what design can be and do. In MA Design we work with you to transform your practice as a critical and social undertaking.

  • Body & Society, Culture, Curating & the Arts, Digital, Fashion, Human Rights, Migration, Practice research, Science & Technology, Urban, Visual, Design

MA in Development & Rights

This course offers students the opportunity to critically explore development and rights through the lens of anthropology. It provides students with the intellectual resources to rethink concepts, policies and practices which attempt to engage with global inequality and to consider how concepts such as development and rights are mobilised in everyday life to produce social change.

  • Anthropology

MA in Digital Culture

On this MA you will interrogate digital culture as you develop and think through your own projects in our bespoke Centre for Cultural Studies media lab. You will undertake research and writing that incorporates contemporary art, software studies, critical theory, philosophy and cultural studies.

  • Digital, Centre for Cultural Studies

MA in Digital Media: Technology & Cultural Form

The MA in Digital Media is unique in its combination of practical and theoretical approaches to contemporary media and technology.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Digital, Media and Communications

MA in Education: Culture, Language & Identity

This MA is designed for anyone working in education or a related field. It aims to enhance your understanding of educational theory and practice by focusing upon issues of culture, language and identity, and it is taught by internationally-renowned experts.

  • Educational Studies

MA in Events and Experience Management

Events managers of the future need to be versatile and confident, managing a wide array of events in innovative ways. This degree equips you to take your place in the events industry, leading the way in events and experience management for the fast-paced creative and cultural industries.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Film & Screen Studies

Address the image world, find out how images create meaning, and discover what you can do with what you see on this eclectic MA programme

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking

If you want to be a filmmaker this is the place to learn, gain experience and make films you will be proud to have on your show reel.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Cinematography)

This MA will consolidate your skills in narrative moving-image making to the level of Director of Photography. You will develop your visual storytelling ability during workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Directing Fiction)

The MA Filmmaking (Directing Fiction) is the premier place to develop your skills as a director, working on a range of projects from personal ‘essay’ films to large-scale shoots with professional actors and feature crew. 

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Editing)

This MA will merge your advanced narrative skills as a fiction and documentary film and television editor. You will develop your creative storytelling ability through workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Producing)

The MA Filmmaking (Producing) will provide you with a thorough training in all aspects of producing – from the conception of an initial idea through to development, financing, production and release.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Filmmaking (Screen Documentary)

This MA will develop your skills and creative vision in documentary production. It enhances your understanding of the historical context and contemporary modes of documentary production against a backdrop of the wider issues in media production.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Gender, Media & Culture

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Gender & Sexualities, Sociology

MA in Global Media & Transnational Communications

This MA looks at contemporary changes in media and communications, by putting into perspective the transformations that affect the way people live and work, national and international institutions evolve, and how cultural practices develop.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in History

The MA in History is innovative, creative, free-thinking, stimulating, diverse and challenging – everything that is distinctive about history at Goldsmiths.

  • History

MA in Human Rights, Culture & Social Justice

This MA examines contemporary issues concerning justice. You will learn how to conceptualise and study the possibilities of human rights, going beyond legal formulations to look at the conditions in which human rights claims are made.

  • Sociology

MA Independent Games and Playable Experience Design

Providing skills to reflect the rapid change in the games industry and offering one of the first programs in the UK to target this unique and contemporary course, the MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design will equip students with a professional degree that will offer critically engaging themes and technologies.

  • Computing

MA in International Relations

This MA addresses the fast-changing 'international' terrain including the 2008 economic crisis, EU fragmentation, questions of migration and human rights around the world.

  • Politics and International Relations

MA in Journalism

Accredited with distinction by the Professional Publishers Association, this practical MA gives you the essential skills to work as a journalist for multiple audiences across myriad platforms.

  • School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MA in Luxury Brand Management

The MA in Luxury Brand Management equips you with the management, entrepreneurial, marketing and professional skills to work in the luxury goods and experiential luxury industry.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Media & Communications

For over 25 years this MA has been actively interrogating the way the mediated world works. Discover the many roles of media and communications in your life and identity, across institutions and organisations and into wider cultures and societies through this pioneering programme.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics & Education

This new MA is a unique combination of linguistics and educational studies. It provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Music

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules. 

  • Music

MA in Music (Contemporary Music Studies)

The MA in Music (Contemporary Music Studies) examines aspects of methodology, repertoire studies and cultural theory within a wide-ranging programme of investigation into the role of contemporary music in the society for which it is created.

  • Music

MA in Music (Ethnomusicology)

The MA in Music (Ethnomusicology) introduces a range of methodologies in relation to the study of music in its cultural contexts.

  • Music

MA in Music (General)

This MA allows you to build an individual, 'tailor-made' programme of study, which incorporates the intellectual concerns, skills and understandings that lead to a clearly focused research dissertation. 

  • Music

MA in Music (Historical Musicology)

The MA in Music (Historical Musicology) is designed to help musicians of all kinds to work with original sources, to read and edit documents, and to embark upon their own research. 

  • Music

MA in Music (Popular Music Research)

The MA in Music (Popular Music Research) engages with scholarly debates and public controversies around popular music, while examining and developing both traditional and innovative ways of researching popular music.

  • Music

MA in Musical Theatre

This unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA in Performance Making

This unique international laboratory programme brings diverse individuals into collaborative research, acknowledging the challenges of creating original, performer-driven theatre in today's complex, globalised culture.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA in Photography & Urban Cultures

Explore the creative interplay between urban theory and the visual representation of urban cultures and places. 

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Sociology

MA in Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts

This MA gives practitioners and theorists the opportunity to research and develop the new boundaries of image-making made possible by technological change within the context of post-industrial culture.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Media and Communications

MA in Political Communications

Interrogate the status quo with leading academics who don’t just talk and write about politics, but actively campaign to create change in the world

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy

Conceived in the context of world-systemic transformation, this MA will give you the analytical tools to understand contemporary developments and world(s) through an encounter with post-colonial theory and international political economic issues.

  • Centre for Cultural Studies

MA in Promotional Media: Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing

From analysing the theories of intellectual heavyweights such as Foucault and Bourdieu, to unpicking a global campaign, explore the hinterland between the big three promotional professions and the media and society on this innovative MA.

  • Critical Theory and Practice, Media and Communications

MA in Queer History

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting new areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one.

  • Body & Society, Gender & Sexualities, History

MA in Race, Media & Social Justice

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism.

  • Body & Society, Critical Theory and Practice, Culture, Digital, Race & Ethnicity, Media and Communications

MA in Radio

Navigate new adventures in sound on this award-winning, industry-accredited MA. Bring your existing knowledge and experience to analyse radio from a theoretical and practical perspective.

  • School of Journalism, Sound, Media and Communications

MA in Research Architecture

The MA programme is for suitably qualified graduates from a range of disciplines wishing to pursue studio-based spatial research in the context of theoretical work.

  • Visual, Visual Cultures

MA in Script Writing

The skills of storytelling are timeless. Tackle the creative, analytical and professional sides of script writing for film, television and radio on this industry-accredited MA.

  • Screen School, Media and Communications

MA in Social Anthropology

Are you interested in a career in anthropology, but haven’t studied the subject before? Have you studied anthropology in the past, but need to consolidate this experience before moving into anthropological research?

  • Anthropology

MA in Social Entrepreneurship

There is a growth in the number of entrepreneurs starting businesses with social and environmental purposes. This exciting MA will enable you to develop a critical understanding of and practical insights into modes of social enterprise.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Social Research

The MA Social Research draws upon a wide variety of contemporary theoretical traditions including postcolonial theory, poststructuralism, discourse analysis, critical or subtle realism, and feminism.  

  • Digital, Sociology

MA in Social Work

Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker. 

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Sociocultural Linguistics

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Television Journalism

This MA is a practical introduction to TV journalism, and aims to teach you the professional conventions of UK news and current affairs broadcast journalism and relevant production skills.

  • School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MA in Tourism & Cultural Policy

This is a trans-disciplinary Masters that builds expertise in understanding the role played by the cultural sector (arts, theatres, heritage etc) in developing and managing tourism and hospitality as major engines of growth, regeneration and job creation in the 21st century.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

MA in Translation

This course responds to the increasing need in a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the language needs of diverse audiences and industries.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MA in Understanding Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

Examine the impact of being abusive or being abused. You will look at theoretical perspectives considering abusiveness and its impact in different international, cultural and social contexts.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MA in Visual Anthropology

The MA in Visual Anthropology offers a unique combination of anthropological theory and visual practice. It provides you with a strong foundation for producing visual work informed by anthropology.

  • Visual, Anthropology

MA in Visual Sociology

Designed for students interested in new ways of exploring and understanding the social world through the use of visual, sensory and other experimental approaches, this programme allows you to study sociological issues alongside innovative methods.

  • Visual, Sociology

MA in World Theatres

Covering historical and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, on this degree you'll investigate indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural contexts.

  • Theatre and Performance

MA/MSc in Digital Journalism

With an industry-informed curriculum, this future-focused MA combines computing and media and communications to reflect digital journalism at its most current.

  • Digital, School of Journalism, Media and Communications

MFA in Computational Arts

Study a degree which develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. The Masters provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing with contributions from the Centre for Cultural Studies.

  • Digital, Computing

MFA in Curating

The programme is designed for students who wish to take up the challenge of contemporary curating as an artistic, social and critical undertaking, and who wish to develop their professional practice in this area.

  • Art

MFA in Fine Art

This MFA, described as one of the most influential MFA programmes in the world, subjects art-making to critical scrutiny. Artists on the programme strengthen the motivation, self-reflection and ambition of their practice and its leading ideas.

  • Curating & the Arts, Art

MMus in Composition

The MMus in Composition fosters your ability to compose and notate music, and to develop your own personal musical language. 

  • Music

MMus in Creative Practice

This flexible Masters is an opportunity to investigate and combine strategies for developing creative work – an inclusive and forward-thinking composition degree that acknowledges many different definitions of the term.

  • Music

MMus in Performance

This Masters develops your technical and interpretive abilities as a performer, informed by an understanding of style, genre, context and interpretation, as well as historical and theoretical issues relevant to your specialist repertoire.

  • Music

MMus in Popular Music

This MMus builds on our international reputation in the popular music field, as seen in the success of our BMus graduates.

  • Music

MMus in Sonic Arts

The MMus in Sonic Arts is an opportunity to explore a wide range of creative approaches to studio-based music, including fixed-media composition, improvisation systems, sound art installation and composition for video/film.

  • Sound, Music

MPhil & PhD Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology offers supervision in a wide range of areas for research degrees.

  • Anthropology

MPhil & PhD in Art

Our research programmes are designed for artists seeking to pursue research through creative practice and, in so doing, to contribute to the wider cultural context through original critical work.

  • Art

MPhil & PhD in Art Practice & Learning

What kind of learning emerges from and with art practice, and how does such learning further impact upon arts practice? This reflexive question lies at the heart of the MPhil & PhD in Art Practice & Learning.

  • Educational Studies

MPhil & PhD in Art Psychotherapy

We offer opportunities for students who want to pursue research in art psychotherapy.

  • Curating & the Arts, Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Arts & Computational Technology

This is the only programme in the University of London in which students can include creative work and an arts-based context of their practice within the distinctive field of arts and creative technologies.

  • Curating & the Arts, Digital, Computing

MPhil & PhD in Community & Youth Work

We welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants with research interests in community and youth work.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Computer Science

Our MPhil/PhD programme in computer science offers you the opportunity to participate fully in the highly interdisciplinary research environment of our department and of the College as a whole.

  • Digital, Computing

MPhil & PhD in Creative Writing

The inter-relationship between theory, scholarship and the creative process is key to the Goldsmiths MPhil/PhD in Creative Writing.

  • English and Comparative Literature

MPhil & PhD in Cultural Studies

On this programme we interrupt theory with practice, and practice with theory – we aim to engage you, intellectually and critically, and with enthusiasm, in a cultural studies project that questions everything.

  • Centre for Cultural Studies

MPhil & PhD in Curating

Our research programmes are designed for curators seeking to pursue research through creative practice and, in so doing, to contribute to the wider cultural context through original critical work.

  • Curating & the Arts, Art

MPhil & PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge

This programme is aimed at researchers who are already working in the curatorial field and are interested in theorising their practice.

  • Visual Cultures

MPhil & PhD in Design

We welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to carry out research in any aspect of design or in technology in education.

  • Design

MPhil & PhD in Drama

The Department of Theatre and Performance's research embraces a range of global theory and practice in theatre and performance including play-texts, physical practices and critical/cultural theory on which students can draw in their research.

  • Theatre and Performance

MPhil & PhD in Education

We offer research supervision relating to education and welcome enquiries about possible research topics, both theoretical and empirical. Many of our research students are also practising professionals carrying out research related to their work. 

  • Educational Studies

MPhil & PhD in History

The distinctive emphasis of Goldsmiths' Department of History is a theorised, interdisciplinary and comparative approach to research.

  • History

MPhil & PhD in Management

The Institute of Management Studies (IMS) will equip you with a sound understanding of the methods and skills necessary to conduct high-level research, using a wide range of approaches and techniques.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MPhil & PhD in Media & Communications

We welcome proposals for research in any area connected with media, communications, digital media, cultural theory and practice.

  • Media and Communications

MPhil & PhD in Music

Goldsmiths’ Department of Music has a lively and varied research base, large postgraduate community, active performing tradition, and offers proximity to London’s resources.

  • Music

MPhil & PhD in Politics

We accept students into the Department of Politics and International Relations on the basis of a match between your proposed research and the current research interests of a potential supervisor as well as an assessment of qualifications and suitability for a research degree.

  • Politics and International Relations

MPhil & PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies

Psychoanalytic Studies offers MPhil/PhD study on both a full- and part-time basis. Your research may be clinically and/or theoretically focused in the fields of psychoanalysis, analytical psychology and psychodynamic counselling.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Psychology

We're committed to developing our postgraduates into skilled researchers who can conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodologies and methods.

  • Psychology

MPhil & PhD in Psychology (IMS)

The Institute of Management Studies (IMS) will equip you with a sound understanding of the methods and skills necessary to conduct high-level research, using a wide range of approaches and techniques.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MPhil & PhD in Religious Studies

Goldsmiths is an exciting space for postgraduates, with numerous international speakers passing through, a huge range of interdisciplinary seminars and reading groups and a very open and warm environment for the exchange of ideas.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Research Architecture

This MPhil/PhD programme is aimed at practitioners of architecture and other related spatial practices who would like to develop a sustained multi-year practice-led research project.

  • Visual, Visual Cultures

MPhil & PhD in Social Work

Social work education at Goldsmiths has a long and distinguished record. We welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants with research interests that align with those of our staff.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

MPhil & PhD in Sociology

We're committed to developing our postgraduates into skilled researchers who can conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodologies and methods.

  • Sociology

MPhil & PhD in Visual Culture

We welcome applicants wishing to explore visual culture understood as a meeting ground between creative practices, the philosophical and the political.

  • Visual, Visual Cultures

MPhil & PhD in Visual Sociology

The MPhil/PhD in Visual Sociology offers you the opportunity to combine written sociological argument with film, sound, or photographic representation. 

  • Visual, Sociology

MRes in Anthropology

This programme offers advanced-level training to students who normally already have an undergraduate or MA degree in Anthropology.

  • Anthropology

MRes in Curatorial/Knowledge

The MRes programme in Curatorial/Knowledge takes place within the world’s only dedicated PhD programme for advanced contemporary curatorial research. It provides a profound grounding in a variety of relevant theoretical knowledges and offers a unique meeting ground for a network of internationally active curators.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Visual Cultures

MRes in Digital Journalism

Our new MRes in Digital Journalism will provide you with rigorous research training in this exciting area.

  • Digital, Computing

MRes in English

This MRes prepares you for more advanced research projects at MPhil/PhD level, but is also a degree in its own right. It's ideal if you're considering a 'taster' year of research, or if you're keen to complete shorter term research at graduate level. 

  • English and Comparative Literature

MRes in History

The MRes provides excellent preparation for study at MPhil/PhD level for students with a defined research topic, but is also a degree in its own right.

  • History

MRes in Research Methods in Psychology

This programme trains you in the fundamental aspects of quantitative and qualitative research, including research design, data collection and data analysis, and provides practical, ‘hands-on’ experience.

  • Psychology

MRes in Visual Anthropology

The MRes in Visual Anthropology offers advanced-level training to students who normally already have an undergraduate or MA degree in Anthropology. 

  • Anthropology

MRes in Visual Cultures

The MRes in Visual Cultures is ideal if you have already completed an advanced course of study in art history and theory but would like to further develop your thought and research projects before studying at MPhil/PhD level.

  • Curating & the Arts, Visual, Visual Cultures

MSc in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience

This exciting MSc reflects the broad-ranging and strong neuroscience research profile of our Department, equipping you with a rigorous grounding in the theory and applications of cognitive, clinical, and developmental neuroscience.

  • Psychology

MSc in Computer Games & Entertainment

This groundbreaking course has been developed to address the needs of the computer games industry, a fast growing worldwide market worth billions of dollars. 

  • Digital, Computing

MSc in Consumer Behaviour

The MSc in Consumer Behaviour equips you with a comprehensive grounding in approaches to understanding consumer preferences, judgements, decision-making and behaviour.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MSc in Data Science

The MSc in Data Science will provide you with the technical and practical skills to analyse the big data that is the key to success in future business, digital media and science.

  • Digital, Computing

MSc in Foundations in Clinical Psychology & Health Services

This innovative MSc programme aims to provide students with a strong knowledge and experience base for progressing to health service careers, particularly those looking to become clinical psychologists and clinical psychology researchers.

  • Psychology

MSc in Management of Innovation

This MSc will equip you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for managing innovative product and brand or policy development, service delivery, or integration of emerging technologies in fast-paced industries.

  • Institute of Management Studies

MSc in Music, Mind & Brain

This unique programme combines music psychology with neuroscience, focusing on both the biological and cognitive aspects of musical behaviour.

  • Psychology

MSc in Occupational Psychology

Training as an Occupational Psychologist in the Institute of Management Studies will equip you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to challenge the status quo and offer innovative solutions to workplace problems. 

  • Institute of Management Studies

MSc in the Psychology of Social Relations

This Masters will examine when and why humans develop social relations with other individuals or social groups, and the psychological consequences of these social relations. 

  • Psychology

MSc in Translational Behavioural Science

This programme, new for 2018 entry, will enable you to understand and address human behaviour in all its real-life diversity and contemporary colour. It will cover subjects including cross-cultural and individual differences in behaviour, and methods and applications for comparing behaviour from diverse populations.

  • Psychology

MSc/PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to provide students with a structured training where students can systematically acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

PGCert in Museums & Galleries Entrepreneurship

This programme will cover sponsorship and marketing, audience development, regeneration and partnerships, and commerce/merchandise, giving a detailed insight into the ways that museums and galleries are managed and develop entrepreneurship.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

PhD by Publication

The Graduate School is excited to announce that our PhD by Publication is now available for September 2016 and January 2017 entry.

  • Graduate School